air noun (GAS)
the air B2 [ S ]
- The balloon rose gently (up) into the air.
- The volcano spewed a giant cloud of ash, dust, and gases into the air.
- The extent of the flooding can only be fully appreciated when viewed from the air.
- The ball carried high into the air and landed the other side of the fence.
- A cloud of dust rose in the air as the car roared past.
air noun (AIRCRAFT)
- The air force counterattacked and repelled the invasion.
- Human error has been blamed for the air crash.
- Will the goods be sent by air or sea freight?
- The resort is easily accessible by road, rail, and air.
- The policy of charging air travellers for vegetarian meals proved unpopular and has already been rescinded.
air noun (MANNER)
- He had a slight air of menace which I found unsettling.
- He retains an almost professorial air.
- I just assumed he owned the place - he had a proprietary air about him.
- The company operates out of modern offices and expensive hotel suites to create an air of respectability.
- He glared at me with an air of accusation.